Ithaca Hummus’ popular hummus line is now certified Glyphosate Residue Free by The Detox Project, a research organization encouraging transparency in the food and supplement industries. All nine unique flavors of Ithaca Hummus received the clean certification: Grillo’s Pickles, Roasted Red Pepper, Lemon Garlic, Lemon Dill, Classic, Everyone Bagel, Lemon Beet, Buffalo Ranch and Kalamata Olive.
“Ithaca Hummus is one of the leading brands when it comes to transparency, which is exactly what consumers are starting to demand of their products,” said The Detox Project Director Henry Rowlands. “The fact that Ithaca Hummus’ products do not contain the world’s most used weedkiller is a wonderful sign of how clean their supply chain is. Glyphosate Residue Free certification is currently one of the fastest growing certifications in the natural products space in the US and Canada, as consumers are becoming much more aware of the damage this chemical can do to their health and to the environment.”
In 2015, The World Health Organization named glyphosate, the most-commonly used herbicide globally and often found in products made of oats, wheat or pulses, a probable human carcinogen. Recognizing the need for consumer education and transparency, The Detox Project bestows its Glyphosate Residue Free certification on products that have no glyphosate residues down to government-recognized limits of detection and that test at lower levels than default maximum residue limits in the EU and Japan, the strictest government limits in the world. The annual certification attests that a product has gone through glyphosate testing by third-party, ISO-certified laboratories at least three times a year. In addition to the finished product testing by The Detox Project, Ithaca Hummus tests for residue in its supply chain, to ensure it’s delivering the cleanest product possible to consumers.
“Since launching in 2013, we have vowed to use only the freshest, best ingredients in our products, and that’s something we will never compromise on,” said Chris Kirby, CEO and Founder of Ithaca Hummus. “Our consumers know they can trust that our products are clean and this certification is another proof point of our commitment to quality, flavor-forward food. We wear this seal from The Detox Project proudly.”
Ithaca Hummus products are plant-based, vegan, Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free and contain no artificial ingredients. As an alternative to chemical preservatives, Ithaca controls the food safety of its products using a process called High Pressure Processing (HPP), helping to preserve the nutrients and flavor of each ingredient. Ithaca’s products are also free from stabilizers, binders, additives and emulsifiers.
For more information on Ithaca’s commitment to high-quality ingredients, visit Ithaca Hummus.